Opening Keynote and Q & A with Dr. Karen DeSalvo
While the keynote address is a staple at healthcare conferences and forums, our 29th Annual Forum adds a unique twist to the typical keynote address: immediately following her keynote address while lunch is being served, Dr. Karen DeSalvo and forum attendees will engage in a round-table, Q & A session discussing and debating current opportunities, challenges and issues facing the healthcare executives and leaders attending the forum.

HCEG Board Chair Ferris Taylor identifies why the HCEG Annual Forum is not your typical healthcare gathering in this blog post on LinkedIn.
Specialty Networks and Risk-Sharing at Scale

Dr. Richard Popiel, EVP & Chief Medical Officer at Cambia Heath Solutions , moderates a panel presenting and discussing how healthcare systems can improve patient outcomes and reduce costs by shifting to value and risk sharing arrangements. Insight into how disruptive analytics and emerging analytical approaches for cost trend monitoring and containment will be shared and interactive opportunities to engage will be available.

See this post for more information on this session moderated by Dr. Popiel including panel members.
"Healthcare & Consumers Going Digital - Is it Disruption or Opportunity?"

With the shift to value-based care and payment models well underway, the effective prevention and management of chronic conditions is more important than ever.

Ms. Constance Sjoquist , former research director for Gartner and now Chief Content Officer for will moderate a panel addressing the #2 topic on HCEG's 2017 Top 10 list : Total Consumer Health
Panel includes:
And will explore topics such as:
  • What areas of healthcare do you see changing today because of "digital" technologies?
  • What changes can we expect in the next 3 to 5 years from digital health that will change consumers' health relationships, their outcomes and their loyalties?
  • What is the one "digital" solution we should instigate in the next 90 days to increase consumer engagement in health care?
"What was Missed in Two Decades of Population Health - Today's Opportunities for Disruptive Innovation"
Another session will be moderated by  Ben Leedle , former CEO of Healthways. Ben will lead the following panel of thought leaders in the  population health and patient-provider engagement space. 
Networking, Nashville & Great Food!
In addition to killer keynote and super sessions, participants at our 29th Annual Forum will enjoy two motivational speakers well-known in the healthcare space, non-stop networking opportunities and generous helpings of food and drink during two nighttime events at the hottest locales in Nashville. Highlights include:

Hayley Hovious, President of Nashville Health Care Council , welcomes participants to Nashville, TN and sets the tone for an exciting forum in the Healthcare Capital of the United States .
Motivational Inspiration

" Life's Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business" will be presented by Donato Tramuto , CEO Tivity.

Peter Wong, co-author of the best selling ' Caregiver's Toolbox ' will present how caregivers and care-giving should be integral parts of health systems, payers, providers and employers benefit programs.

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